HC Deb 01 April 1969 vol 781 c70W
Mr. William Hamilton

asked the Minister of Public Building and Works if he will give a detailed breakdown of the £309,576 net total expenditure on Buckingham Palace in 1969–70, as shown in the Civil Estimates, Class IX, 2, Appendix IV.

Mr. Loughlin

Details are as follows:

40,350 for new works of which:
12,000 for new lift to serve State Rooms.
12,150 for re-organisation of kitchens.
6,000 for re-occupation services in staff residences in Royal Mews on change of occupation.
2,000 for fire precautions.
2,900 for improvements to staff toilets.
1,900 for improvements to basement accommodation.
3,400 for minor new works.
4,000 for supply of furniture and equipment.
21,500 for cleaning services (other than domestic).
32,500 for day-to-day maintenance.
62,400 for operation and maintenance of plant.
73,960 for special maintenance of which:
22,750 for painting and decorating.
6,000 for stonework and brickwork.
6,750 for roofing works.
5,000 for flooring work.
5,500 for overhaul of chandeliers.
27,960 for a miscellany of smaller maintenance jobs.
13,729 for Supplies and Parks services.
31,000 for maintenance of furniture and equipment.
34,750 for fuel, gas, electricity and water.
4,613 Appropriations-in-Aid.
309,576 Net total.